A tip to Atlantic City’s anonymous texting system led to drugs, guns and five arrests.
Thursday morning, police received texts from an unknown person to tip411 that handguns were inside a room at the Madison Hotel, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.
That sparked an investigation by Detective Ermindo Marsini at the hotel on the beach block of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Abdul Bobo-Moore, 22, ran when detectives tried to stop him leaving the hotel, Fair said.
He didn’t get far, and had heroin on him, according to the charges, which include possession with intent to distribute and obstruction of justice.
In an apartment inside the Madison, police arrested four teenagers, Fair said.
Azyiah Henry, 18, of Mays Landing, was charged with possession, possession with intent to distribute and possession within 500 feet of a public zone.
Omar Law, 18, of Atlantic City and a 17-year-old Mays Landing girl were charged with drug possession. The girl also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
A 16-year-old boy, also from Mays Landing, was found in possession of a loaded handgun magazine.
Detectives also found a loaded handgun inside the apartment. That will be sent to the
New Jersey State Police crime lab for further analysis, Fair said.
Detectives recovered 110 individual bags of heroin and 25 grams of marijuana in total.
The three adults were released on summonses. The two minors were released to their parents with future court dates.
Tip411 allows people to have an anonymous conversation with police by texting tip411 (847411) beginning with ACPD.
Information may also be called in to police at 609-347-5858.